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Andrew Sibley

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About the Artist

Andrew Sibley is a renowned Australian artist whose career has spanned over 5 decades. From his early success in the 1960’s Sibley has consistently exhibited around Australia and overseas. Throughout his career Sibley has had strong commercial and critical success as well as having won and been a finalist in numerous major art prizes. Stylistically Sibley’s works have developed and evolved over time however his key interest in the human condition and the ways in which we interact and relate have always been the main focus of his work.

1933 - Born Addisham, Kent, England
1944 - 1948 Studied at Gravesend School of Art
1948 - Emigrated to Australia
1957 - Began exhibiting nationally
1960 - First solo exhibition
1961 - Included in Recent Australian Painting, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, First exhibited in Archibald and Wynne Prize exhibitions
1962 - Australian Painting, Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary, Tate Gallery, London, Awarded Transfield Art Prize
1963 - Australian Painting Today touring Europe, and Young Painters Biennale, Paris
1964 - Moved to Sydney
1965 - Moved to Melbourne, Young Australian Painters exhibition, touring Japan, Lecturer, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
1968 - Focus on Andrew Sibley by Rodney Hall, published by University of Queensland
1972 - Berliner Kunstler Programme, artist-in-residence, Berlin
1993 - Andrew Sibley: Art on the Fringe of Being by Sasha Grishin, published by Craftsman House, Sydney
1997-1999 - Head of Painting, Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University, Caulfield Campus
1999 - Retired from teaching to paint full time
1960-2003 - Over 80 solo exhibitions throughout Australia, in Germany and USA
1961-1996 - Awarded numerous art prizes including Toowoomba Chronicle Art Prize, Sydney; The Winemakers’ Prize (shared), Melbourne; Caltex-Warana Prize, Brisbane; Bathurst City Purchase Prize; Andrew Fairley Art Prize, Shepparton; Georges Invitation Award (shared) Melbourne; Gold Coast City Art Prize; Launceston Art Purchase; Townsville Pacific Festival Art Prize; Dalby Art Exhibition Prize; Tattersall’s Invitation Landscape Prize, Brisbane and Stanthorpe Arts Festival Acquisitive Award.

Andrew Sibley - Mirror No. 10 Andrew Sibley - Exposure One

MIRROR NO.10, 1976
Dulux on multi-layered perspex and Indian Ink on paper on perspex
153 x 163 x 9 cm

Dulux on multi-layered perspex and Indian Ink on paper on perspex
69 x 69 x 6 cm

Andrew Sibley - The Scream Andrew Sibley - German Ice-cream Eater Two

Dulux on multi-layered perspex and Indian Ink on paper on perspex
64 x 70 x 6 cm

Dulux on multi-layered perspex and Indian Ink on paper on perspex
69 x 64 x 6 cm

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